H/T Joe LaVeque
This is not a joke. If it is, it isn’t a very funny one. In fact, it is an American horror flick about to become real!
Jeh Johnson has announced that DHS must take over the election process, which he is calling “critical infrastructure.” That’s right, the sitting administration must
manipulate protect our election process.
It would not be such big news if this was intended as some future policy directive of a lame duck president. It would only be big news if the usurpation of local and state authority by a corrupt administration were intended for THIS election, as in two months away. Thus, THIS is big news!
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
The justification Johnson (Barack Hussein’s front man in this latest Big Brother maneuver) is using to
steal centralize election control is recent hacks of state election boards. “We must control you to protect you.”
So, just who is responsible for these election board hacks? Forgive the following parallel, but doesn’t this look a lot like the cybersecurity/anti-virus outfits who screw with your computer, then demand payment to fix it, as it is only they who can take care of you?
I see only two ways to peacefully combat this egregious tyranny.
- Scream and shout loudly and publicly to all of your elected representatives at all levels of government until the administration gets it and backs off.
- All elections being local, convince your local and state election officials to resist any and all federal tampering and influence in local elections, even “national elections,” which is the camel’s nose the feds are attempting to use to get under the election tent.
Of course the long term fix, which could be short term if our states and localities act quickly enough (probably impossible at this point), is to return to the good old days of paper ballots. Throw out all electronic means of voting and counting ballots, require voter ID, and LOCALITIES appoint representatives from both parties to oversee the counting of ballots. That should fix our obvious voter fraud problem.
In the meantime, an army of poll watchers and Trump voters wearing red to the polls should send the signal that Trump’s support is so massive that any tampering with the election process will be apparent and justify an immediate correction/investigation, be it by a paper ballot re-vote or some other means. The idea is to make the fraud so obvious that it must be addressed.
What MUST not happen is the federal government sticking their corruptible fingers into local elections.
As Tip O’Neill once declared, “All politics is local.” Including national elections!
From Washington Examiner
Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a “critical infrastructure,” giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.
The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials.
“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.
“There’s a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure,” he said at media conference earlier this month hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
DHS has a vital security role in 16 areas of critical infrastructure and they provide a model for what the department and Johnson could have in mind for the election.
DHS describes it this way on their website: “There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.”
A White House policy directive adds, “The federal government also has a responsibility to strengthen the security and resilience of its own critical infrastructure, for the continuity of national essential functions, and to organize itself to partner effectively with and add value to the security and resilience efforts of critical infrastructure owners and operators.”
At the time, Johnson did not mention specific security issues, but the FBI has since cited one hack and another attempt.
Johnson also said that the big issue at hand is that there isn’t a central election system since the states run elections. “There’s no one federal election system. There are some 9,000 jurisdictions involved in the election process,” Johnson said.